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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Simon & Schuster Fall 2012 Catalog

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine in which an upcoming, eagerly anticipated release is highlighted on the blog.

This week, I've chosen to feature a few picks from the Simon & Schuster Fall 2012 Catalog:

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Date: October 23, 2012
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Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

Oh, boy - I'm definitely excited for The Evolution of Mara Dyer, the sequel to the incredibly trippy and compelling The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Especially with that killer cliffhanger ending! Where will the story go from there?


Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini
Date: October 30, 2012
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When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right.
Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.
As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most, and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

Touching the Surface sounds like it could be a very interesting paranormal read. What exactly is going on with Elliot that she has died three times and only now won't get the chance to live again? I'm curious to find out!


Rebel Heart by Moira Young
Date: October 30, 2012
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It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.
What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

I am late to the game with the hype surrounding this series - having only just read Blood Red Road a couple months ago - but I was made an instant and lifelong fan of the book and Moira Young. It is seriously that good. I absolutely cannot wait to read the sequel, Rebel Heart!


Never Let You Go by Emma Carlson Berne
Date: December 4, 2012
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Megan never meant to hurt her best friend, Anna. She made a mistake, and she’s spent all year trying to regain Anna’s trust. So when Anna invites her to spend the summer on her uncle’s farm, Megan is excited…and relieved. The past is finally behind them.
On the farm, Anna quickly falls for Jordan, a rugged summer-hand. Megan and Jordan have their own spark, but Megan’s betrayed Anna once before and she’s not about to do it again.
Still, the more time that Megan and Jordan spend together, the harder it is to deny their chemistry. But Anna doesn’t like to be ignored—and she doesn’t forgive and forget. What started out as the perfect summer is about to take a very dark turn....

Love triangles never end well, but the love triangle in Never Let You Go sounds absolutely dangerous. I'm hoping this one will be a dark and creepy thriller!


How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Simon & Schuster Fall 2012 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Simon & Schuster Fall 2012 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?

37 comments :

  1. I'm also looking forward to reading Rebel Heart even though I haven't read Blood Red Road yet. Is that so weird? I'm also loving the cover of Evolution of Mara Dyer. It compliments the first book really well. I'm also not into love triangles but I agree that the love triangle in Never Let You Go sounds dangerous, and I love it! Gosh, the title makes it sound even more creepy.

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    1. haha, no that happens to me all the time, actually! I think it's just being surrounded by all this book hype all the time. I am IN LOVE with the Mara covers. Just beautiful.

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  2. Great picks, i have all of these on my radar. My WoW

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  3. I am so eager to read each of these books! nice picks.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-15th-august.html

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  4. All great choices!! I still haven't read the first Mara Dyer but I plan to sometime soon! Very excited to read Touching the Surface!

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  5. I haven't the first Mara Dyer book :/. Yeah I know shame on me. I heard awesome things about it and everyone is talking about the release of this second now so I fell kind of out of the loop.
    I think i'm going to buy a copy of the first book soon ^^ !

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  6. All these books sound very interesting and even though I haven't read the first of Mara Dyer series and I haven't heard of the rest, I would love to get my hands on all of them and start reading asap... I'll be adding them on my to-read list.
    Great pick. Thanks for sharing.
    Come check out my WOW.

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  7. I keep meaning to jump on the Moira Young series.

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  8. Oh my. That's a lot! Mara Myer is still on the TBR, but I only heard good things about it. And Dustlands part two? YAY, that's so going on top of my TBR. I loved the first part. And this one will be all about Jack. He's great. ;)

    So, thanks for sharing!

    Our WOW this week.

    Diana @ BookVenturers

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  9. Touching the surface and Never let you go looks awesome! I still need to read Mara Dyer. Thanks for sharing your picks! :) I like them.

    My WoW pick :)

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  10. Wow you have some great choices. I need to add Never Let You Go to the TBR Wishlist pretty sure I haven't heard of that one before.

    My WoW

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  11. These look really good, I will have to keep an eye out for them, Great choice!

    My wow

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  12. I literally CANNOT wait for the next Mara Dyer book! I adored the first one, and I am desperate to know what happens in the second book.

    I only read Blood Red Road a little while ago, too, but I'm still excited for the second! :D

    Books of Amber

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  13. WOW! Never Let You Go!!! Intense. I hadn't heard of it before, but now I can't wait!

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  14. AHHHHHHHHHHH EVOLUTION!!!!! I loved The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer so much, I thought it was bizarre and brilliant and I love Noah Shaw like it's nobody's business. Simon & Schuster has some epic books coming out!

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    1. Can't wait for the bizarre-ness of Mara!

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  15. Yes to all of these! So excited for Rebel Heart, and especially The Evolution of Mara Dyer. That ending for Unbecoming was such torture, I can't wait to see what happens next :)

    Fabulous choices!

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    1. I wonder if Evolution will end with the same torture...

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  16. I still need to read the first Mara Dyer book, it's already waiting on my TBR shelf. But I'm really curious about this series since there is such a hype going on.
    I haven't heard of the other three before but I will definitely check them all out since they all sound amazing. Especially "Never let you go"
    Thanks for sharing ;D

    Greetings
    Here is my Wow: http://kimberleyjones17.blogspot.de/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-2-pods-by-michelle.html

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  17. I hope you get your choices soon, enjoy!

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday_15.html

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  18. Touching the Surface doesn't look like a parnormal read from the cover. It sounds really cool. Some good sequels, too that I sadly haven't read the first books to. Lovely picks as always.

    Jessica @ Books: A true story

    My WoW

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  19. Awesome picks! I'm so excited for all of these. Blood Red Road and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer were both amazing and I can't wait for the sequels! I'm also really excited for Never Let You Go. Touching the Surface sounds really good! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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  20. Never Let You Go sounds really good. And that cover! the girl looks like she means business.
    Actually, all the covers are pretty good! :D

    I hope you get to read all of these soon : D

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  21. Rebel Heart is released here by Random House Canada, lol, but yessss, I'm really excited for its release! It's already out in the UK, those lucky fans of the series... And I'm also highly anticipating The Evolution of Mara Dyer!! Great Wow picks!

    Liz @ Midnight Bloom Reads

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    1. Yeah, I'm aware, but decided to include it as part of the US S&S Catalog. I didn't know it was already out in the UK - so jealous!

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  22. I want to read Touching the Surface and Never Let You Go. They are both on my TBR list.

    My WOW: http://breathofbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-21-smashed.html

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  23. I wasn't a big fan of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer but still would give the sequel a shot! They has such beautiful covers. Never Let You Go also sounds so creeeepy. Definitely an interesting spin on a love triangle.

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  24. Great picks! The Evolution of Mara Dyer is on my WL and I have Touching the Surface in my pile to read for a blog tour!

    Here's my WoW

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  25. Never Let You Go sounds amazing...I love the intense look on the model's face. Creepy!

    Touching the Surface sounds pretty interesting though as well.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Lauren

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  26. Ooh! I love the sound of Never Let Me Go - hadn't heard of it before but I really want to read it! Looking forward to Touching the Surface too - and haven't started the Mara Dyer series or Dust Lands series yet but I keep hearing good things about both, so I'm excited for both! Awesome picks :).

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  27. I need to read the first Mara book. Its supposed to be really good. I've not heard of the others but they sound good too!

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  28. I am also late to the Moira Young bandwagon, but Blood Red Road is another book on my TBR list. I'll try to move it up since you've given it such high praise :)

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